tradition of Jin Gui Golden Shield Qi Gong originated 500 years in the
temples on Emei mountain in Western China. Traditionally, the
training was passed down from the Master to only a few students.
In this generation it was passed down from Master Yang
Jin Gui in China. He was the head of martial arts training in the Sino-Japaneese war,
and is remembered as the “jewel” of China.
Master Yang taught Tai Qi and Qi Gong, informally, to thousands of students in the parks
of China. When he turned 50 he began accepting formal students. He taught 19 students in all. His 19th student is Dr. Don Zhang DAOM,
PhD. Before Dr. Zhang came to the United States from China, Master
Yang transmitted all the teachings of this tradition and gave him his blessing to teach it to anyone wishing to learn.
Dr. Zhang brought out and developed this knowledge not as a martial art but as a system for health and longevity. This system has been taught to the general public in the United States since 1995 and, more recently, in Canada.
Darren Huckle L.Ac., MTCM has trained in this Qi Gong system since 1999. Darren
has a Masters Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine, is a Licensed
Acupuncturist, trained in both Chinese and Western Herbalism. Darren
teaches in Santa Cruz, and Corte Madera/Marin. Darren has dedicated the last twelve years of
his life to learning and practicing holistic health modalities. In class Darren
shares his knowledge of Chinese Medicine, nutrition, herbalism, and energy
management for the benefit of the students. Darren has a private
practice in Santa Cruz, and teaches classes on Herbal Medicine throughout
the greater Bay Area.